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Heart-rate monitors – armband vs chest strap. TickrFit

Is it better and can an armband replace your chest strap?

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Is this the Phase 2 of gravel wheels?

Manufacturers take note on the gravel tire trend and start to design gravel and adventure specific rims and wheels.

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Product Review: Showers Pass Transit CC Jacket

The 2020 Transit bike commuter jacket with improved features and a large step forward with a sustainability story.

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Pre Review : Specialized S-Works EXOS Cycling Shoes

When Specialized launched this shoe in Feb 2019 they were not messing around regarding innovation. They went big on materials and features to impress.

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Product Review : Ottolock Hexband Destruction!

A destruction test of the much talked about Ottolock Hexband – a new product from Ottodesignworks – May 2019

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Product Review: Castelli Free Aero Race 4.0 Cycling Bib Shorts

A worthy contender, the Castelli Aero Race 4.0 is a nice fitting good looking bib short

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Silca Viaggio – the digital smartphone floor pump

A Silca innovative spin on an old but ever nagging problem – the huge heavy pump. We all know the feeling, traveling with a bike is a bit of a pain at times, especially if using trains or local transport. Beyond the logistic pains some of the regular tools to get your bike setup are […]

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Six times better? Ottolock upgrades to the new Hexband technology

New Otto Design product review – The Hexband has a load of new features but is the new Hexband lock six times better than the Ottolock?

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Review : Castelli Emergency Weather Jacket

The Castelli Emergency jacket is designed as an on the go, pocket packable protection jacket, I took it on a few trips to find out really how good it is.

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Not a Park Tool, but Silca Ypsilon Wrench

Just another Y wrench? Geeking out on some bike tools this week. As with many of Silca’s products which catch my eye, their latest tool called Ypsilon – a y wrench I could not resist. (In case you were wondering, Ypsilon is from the 16th century and means the 20th letter of the greek alphabet […]

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Blake, the on the bike chino pant by Chrome Industries

Blake Overview Chrome Industries have been at the apparel game for a while now with some hits and misses. About 2 months ago I wondered into the PDX store to check out their new trouser called the Blake. I ended up walking away with a pair. The Blake is their latest trouser design. It’s smarter […]

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Knog Blinder LED Bike Light

There’s a lot of rechargeable tail lights on the market and the Knog Blinder MOB comes in as one of the top ones. The Knog Blinder is a small, seatposted mounted, no fuss, well designed good looking LED light.

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Coming Soon – Atlas and Odyssey rain jackets from Showerspass

Rain season is just around the corner , read up on ShowersPass latest mixed use jackets.

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Rapha 2018 Lightweight Brevet Cycling Jersey

The updated 2018 Rapha Brevet line includes some great new products like their active t shirt, bibs with pockets, and performance lightweight materials. All allow you to travel further and lighter, (#packlightravelfar I think is their hashtag )by making products designed for heat, exploration and overnight drying materials which helps when on the road multiple […]

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Rapha Technical T Shirt, part of the 2018 Explore collection

The Rapha Brevet line received a few key upgrades in 2018, one product I talk about is the lightweight Brevet Jersey in prior posts. Then there is technical T Shirt inspired by performance roadwear, made with technical fabrics to support activities on and off the bike. Technical T-Shirt Materials and Fit Constructed from various grades of […]

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Review: Giant Surge Team Road Shoes

Shoes are, undeniably, one of the top 5 items that determine your comfort and power on a bike.  It’s important to note that shoes are like gloves because there are lots of shapes, sizes and colours and everyone’s preference is slightly different. It sounds obvious but for reviewing purposes but it’s also important to point […]

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Product review: Apidura Saddle Pack, pack it all in touring

If you’re considering any type of multi-day trip, bikepacking or even a simple overnighter, you will need to be able to transport the right gear plus the essentials to ensure you are bike prepared but also comfortable for unexpected conditions.

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Review : A worthy trail tool? Wolftooth Pack Pliers

After a great experience with Wolftooth re-mote dropper lever, I was excited to get my hands on these Wolftooth pack-pliers. It’s the kinda thing that the bike nerds in us love, precisely engineered, unique and functional with an aura of cool.

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Tech: Wolftooth ReMote Dropper Lever

The Wolftooth dropper lever for your mountain or gravel bike – With a slight change from the regular pace, we have a tech review on the widely praised Wolftooth dropper lever.

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Coming Soon : Yakima Bike Rack and Roof Racks

Just in time for the summer season. I have been working on a teardown of the latest yakima roof rack. The roof rack is a versatile piece of gear allowing you to carry bikes, skis, snowboards and boats of various sizes. Stay tuned for more info.